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Hello everybody! I am very busy with my final exams and auditions, so that is the reason why I have not been online for a while. Anyway, I composed a new 'neoclassical' composition for string quartet. Each movement is based on the letters of one of my friends' name. I used the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G and Ut, Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti. The duration of each movement is pretty short, because I wanted to have the movements in balance. Some themes are namely pretty hard for me to compose more than two minutes. Enjoy and please comment! Sharing your opinion means a lot too!
Yes, it's the third of October, Steve Reich's seventy-fifth birthday! To celebrate, I would like to write about four of my favourite of his compositions starting with his 1965 work 'It's Gonna Rain.' this was the first work where Steve Reich uses the phasing technique (i.e. a short motif repeated over and over by two tape thingies or instruments with one playing at a slightly different speed to the other, making them go out of sync with each other). This work is a snippet of a preach about the apocalypse by the African-American Pentecostal preacher Brother Walter. The tape recording includes s